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Arizona Institute for Family Involvement

Mailing Address:
c/o The Family Involvement Center 5333 N 7th Street suite A-100
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: (602) 412-4074
Fax: (602) 288-0156

Contact Person: Toni Donnelly, Director

Email:

Web Site: http://www.familyinvolvementcenter.org/institute

Population Served:
Other

Population Other:
Public and Private Child-serving Agencies or Coalitions, Family-Run Organizations, Medicaid Service Providers, State Entities, System of Care Sites, Health Providers and Faith-Based Organizations.

Mission:
To assist communities and human service agencies in building sustainable programs and structures, including family-run organizations, that support family-driven systems of care.

Description:
The Arizona Institute for Family Involvement is a branch of the Family Involvement Center focused on strengthening family-driven systems of care. The Institute offers a wide array of trainings to assist agencies in developing organizational structures, cultures, and practices designed to respect families and to involve them as partners in the care of their children. The Arizona Institute for Family Involvement provides consultation and training services anywhere in the United States, including tribal or territorial lands within the States. We serve community, state, and national agencies and programs and tailor trainings to the specific needs of the group we are serving.

Organization role:
• Provide family to family or youth to youth support on an individual family or youth level (e.g., peer-to-peer, family support partners, parent navigators)
• Sponsor/run support groups for families or youth
• Provide contracted direct services (e.g., respite, care management)
• Provide education to families or youth on issues of interest
• Provide training and mentoring of family members or youth (e.g., to assume leadership roles, act as provider)
• Provide training and presentations to system of care/child serving agencies or community
• Provide technical assistance (e.g., to other family or youth organizations, child serving agencies)
• Recruit family members or youth for positions within child serving agencies
• Organize conferences
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups
• Participate in child serving system/system of care management meetings
• Provide quality monitoring and evaluation
• Provide advocacy
• Conduct social marketing

Organization type:
• A statewide family-run organization
• A statewide family-run chapter of a national organization
• A family-run organization supporting a tribal nation or tribal community
• A family-run organization supporting a U.S. Territory

Region(s) served:
• Statewide
• Local
• Regional
• National
• Tribal Nations
• US Territories

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